Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Primary Care
Do you want to pursue graduate education and develop advanced expertise with a specific
focus in pediatric practice? If so, a major in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care will give you this education.
This focus pulls together the content from core courses in physiology, pathophysiology,
pharmacotherapeutics and health assessment as a foundation for advanced practice.
The roles of the nurse in advanced practice are experienced through patient care
management in outpatient and inpatient facilities, private practice, school health
and home health settings.
You will acquire advanced knowledge and clinical skills enabling you to provide
quality comprehensive care to children, from infancy to adolescence. Extensive course
work and practicum will prepare you to perform complete physical exams, take health
histories, diagnose and treat common acute minor illnesses and injuries, order and
interpret laboratory results and x-rays, manage stable chronic illnesses, counsel
clients and provide health education.
AAbove courses required for a total of 50 semester
hours. In the post-MSN option, each applicant is evaluated individually.
Graduates are eligible for national certification and recognition by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas as an Advanced Practice Nurse.